Naxalism Current Affairs - 2020

GoI: Left Wing Extremism has declined by 38% in last five years

On March 18, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs replied in Rajya Sabha about the decline in Left Wing Extremism in the last five years. This has been possible mainly due to the implementation of “National Policy and Action Plan-2015”. Highlights In 2019, number of Left Wing Extremism has reduced by 38% Read More…

Black Panther: Chhattisgarh to get specialised anti-Naxal combat force

Chhattisgarh will get specialised anti-Naxal combat force called Black Panther on the lines of the Greyhounds unit of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It was announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh after chairing meeting on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Currently, training is being imparted for personnel who will be part of Black Panther elite force. Greyhounds Read More…

CRPF raises Bastariya Battalion to combat Naxals activities in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has commissioned special unit called Bastariya Battalion (numbered 241) to combat Naxals activities in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. This is for first time CRFP has raised special battalion that includes local representation to enhance combat capabilities in Naxal-hit area of Bastar district. 241 Bastariya Battalion 241 Bastariya Battalion comprises Read More…

Malini Subramaniam honoured with International Press Freedom Award

Indian journalist Malini Subramaniam was conferred with the 2016 International Press Freedom Award. She has been honored for her reporting from the Naxal-infested Bastar area and for the commitment to a free press. She is among the four journalists selected by the Committee to Protect Journalists for this year’s award. Others are Oscar Martinez (El Salvador), Read More…

CRPF for first time deploys women commandos for anti-Naxal operations

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the first time has deployed a team of women commandos in anti-Naxal operations in Jharkhand. The 135 women commandos belonging to the 232 battalion’s Delta company have started carrying out anti-Naxal operations. Key Facts The women commandos are currently undertaking operations under the close supervision of CRPF’s 133 Read More…

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